Rotations @Trinity

Healthcare Masterclass – Complete Primary Care Rotations at Trinity Clinic

All rotations are completed at our primary care research and teaching clinic. Residents and students will work directly with our Medical Director, David Kuhn, M.D. Typical primary care clinic care for a diverse patient population with chronic disease management, complex case management, and acute illness and treatments. Because of the research nature of the Trinity Clinic, residents and students will be exposed to outpatient healthcare delivery and policy research.

Medical Residents

(MD and DO) – PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 residents may complete one month clinical rotations which satisfy outpatient clinic primary care training requirements for Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs.

Students may apply for a rotation spot by emailing here and requesting application instructions.

Residents may ask their academic advisor or program director to email here for rotation setup and scheduling, if necessary.

Residents of all levels can expect full immersion into the primary care clinic from the first day. After a short orientation and introduction, residents will begin full clinic duty including taking report from medical assistants to patient interview and examination to final diagnosis and treatment plan. As residents enjoy increasing levels of autonomy, the focus of this rotation for residents will be to solidify readiness for fellowships or full private practice and to obtain an understanding of the essential role and functions of primary care in the lives of our patients and the healthcare system as a whole.

Rotation Goals:

  • Improve confidence in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Practice communication, with patients, professionals, and data, as the most important healthcare skill and tool.
  • Solidify the practical understanding of common lab tests, frequently used imaging, and the utility of common medications.
  • Expand practical medical knowledge base in a highly interactive way.
  • Advance clinical interviewing skills
  • Follow complex care cases including high-risk patients with multiple chronic diseases and diverse specialist teams.
  • Learning and advancing resourcefulness as a skill.
  • Advance documentation skills.
  • Practice deeper communication with patients.
  • Learn the primary care aspects of a complex care network, with the clinic serving as a ‘medical home’ for patients.
  • Introduction to accountable care organizations, IPAs, and HMOs; including an introduction to HEDIS and MRA requirements.
  • Introduction to billing basics and ICD10 coding.
  • Introduction to the authorization and referral process

Medical Students

(MD and DO) – Medical students participating in M.D. and D.O. medical programs may complete four weeks (and up to 12 weeks total) of clerkship clinical rotations, which satisfies training requirements for Internal Medicine and primary care related rotations.

Students may apply for a clerkship rotation spot by emailing here and requesting application instructions.

Students may ask their academic advisor or program director to email here for clerkship setup and scheduling, if necessary.

Medical students of all levels can expect to enjoy a highly practical, engaging and interactive outpatient clinical clerkship with Dr. Kuhn and his team. Students will engage in full clinic duty, from triage to workup to final diagnosis and treatment. For our medical students, the focus of this rotation is building readiness for residency training, expanding high-yield knowledge base for USMLE exams, and improving confidence in live patient care settings

Goals:

  • Build readiness for residency training.
  • Practice presentation and communication skills.
  • Expand practical, high-yield knowledge for USMLE exams.
  • Practice clinical interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Advance differential diagnosis skills.
  • Gain confidence with formulating workups and treatment plans.
  • Increase comfortability with autonomy

PA & APRN Students

We’re pleased to offer 4- to 12-week Internal Medicine and primary care clinical rotations to students enrolled in PA, APRN, and DNP programs. As these essential providers gain full practice rights nationwide, helping to fill the national primary care access shortage, complete clinical rotations. Mid-level practitioner students can expect the same training, autonomy, and immersion in patient care as medical students and medical residents.

Goals:

  • Expanding practical medical knowledge
  • Gain confidence with diagnosis and treatment.
  • Participate in complex cases from initial presentation to final diagnosis and treatment.
  • Solidify the practical understanding of common lab tests, frequently used imaging, and the utility of common medications.
  • Advance interviewing skills.
  • Improving documentation skills.
  • Practice communication, with patients, professionals, and data, as the most important healthcare tool.
  • Increase comfortability with autonomy
  • Finding the sweet spot of when to manage and when to refer.

Medical Assistant Students

In this highly immersive clinical rotation, the student will be hands on with patients beginning on the first day. Over the course of the month, motivated MA students can expect to become familiar with the pathophysiology of the most common diseases, the uses of the most common medications, advanced medical documentation, practice procedural skills common in primary care including EKGs, venipuncture, vitals, and injections. As is typical for primary care settings, our diverse patient population requires chronic disease management, complex case management, and acute illness treatments.